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EastEnders omnibus to return

ShowbizBy Sunday World
EastEnders omnibus to return

The 'EastEnders' omnibus is set to make a return.

The BBC soap has struck a deal with UKTV to air repeat episodes of the popular opera on its new channel W on the same day, as well as at the weekend, after it was dropped from BBC1 and BBC3 many years ago.

In a statement released by UKTV, it said: "UKTV has spotted a demographic growth area for W in 30 to 39-year-old women and their partners, husbands and family, with whom they share a love of smart entertainment."

And the Walford-based soap - which stars Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Shane Richie - is not the only programme to be aired on the brand new subscription service channel.

Other shows coming to W include a new factual series called 'Get Me To The Church' and 'Nev's Indian Call Centre', which is inspired by the hilarious comedy, 'The Call Centre'.

W's general manager, Steve North, explained: "We have a treasure trove of compelling original commissions, our own crown jewels. Plus the gold standard of US acquisitions, combined with the best shows from the BBC.

"We want to dazzle our viewers and have evolved and honed this entertainment channel, building a schedule that entertains but never patronises."